Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad

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I have been making this recipe since 1998. Everyone enjoys it. It can be served warm or cold. To make it a main dish, I add cooked chicken pieces and prawns.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ ounces uncooked linguine pasta

  • 9 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 2 small serrano chile peppers, chopped

  • 2 cups carrots, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Fill a saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink, and rinse with cold water until the pasta is cool.

  2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil, stir in the green beans, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are bright green and slightly tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain the beans, and rinse with cold water to chill.

  3. In a large salad bowl, combine lime juice, canola oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, orange zest, and serrano peppers, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the dressing to stand for 30 minutes. Lightly toss in the carrots, green onions, linguini and green beans, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill before serving.

Cook's Notes

I use some chopped jalapeno instead of serrano peppers.

Can be made 6 hours ahead; or serve warm with chicken, prawns, or whatever you wish, to make a full meal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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